|musculus gastrocnemius -->|
<anatomy, muscle> Origin, by two heads (lateral and medial) from the lateral and medial condyles of the femur; insertion, with soleus by tendo calcaneus into lower half of posterior surface of calcaneus; action, plantar flexion of foot; nerve supply, tibial.
Synonyms: musculus gastrocnemius, gastrocnemius.
(05 Mar 2000)
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